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6 Jul, 2020

Core Strength & Abdominals

What is core strength? Typically, when you think of core strength, you think of six pack abs, right? But that is actually the superficial layer of core muscles, specifically the rectus abdominis. There are 35 different muscle groups the core consists of, as seen below. Core strength refers to the muscles that stabilize the torso

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6 Jul, 2020

A Common Joint to Injure

The shoulder is a very common joint to injure. This is due to the nature of the joint. The shoulder joint is a very shallow joint which has mostly muscles and ligaments holding it in place in addition to a thick and stiff piece of cartilage called the labrum, which helps to vacuum seal the

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6 Jul, 2020

Issues with Our Shoulder

If you are experiencing; trouble reaching into that cabinet, pain when brushing or washing your hair, or even trouble just reaching to pick things up, you’re probably dealing with a shoulder issue. There are several reasons you why you could be experiencing issues with your shoulder. Regardless of the cause, physical therapy is the solution

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2 Jul, 2020

Sources and Reasons for Back Issues

Back pain can come from multiple different sources and can occur for a number of different reasons. The muscles, lumbar discs in between the bones and the joints of the spine can all be sources of back pain. These are all things that coming to PT can address as well! So what can I try

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1 Jul, 2020

Ergonomics When Working From Home

With most people still working from home, one of the most common questions I hear at our clinic has to do with ergonomics. Specifically, how to set up your at home office.  If you are used to working in an office and are lucky enough to have a good work chair or even better a

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1 Jul, 2020

Proper Footwear and Parts of Our Shoe

Choosing Footwear Usually when we go to pick out footwear, we often make our decisions based on: Style The latest trends Price With the summer months upon us, we usually opt for the shoe options that offer the least amount of support. Our feet take on a lot of stress all day long. We often

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26 Jun, 2020

Bunions

I remember being a kid and seeing my mom’s feet especially in the summer.  She had this bump on the inside area of her big toe.  She always said, “I hope you don’t have my feet when you grow up!”  I always wondered why her bone stuck out like that. These “bumps” are called bunions. 

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22 Jun, 2020

Hamstring Injuries can be a Pull or a Tear

What is your hamstring?  The hamstrings are made up of three muscles: semitendinosus, semimembranosus and biceps femoris.  These three muscles are located in the back of the upper leg.  The hamstrings allow for bending at the knee and extending the hip.  One or more of the muscles may be injured with a hamstring injury and

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22 Jun, 2020

Our Heel; The Part of Our Foot We Forget

The heel, also known as the calcaneus, is located on the bottom of the foot directly below the ankle joint. The heel bone has many muscles and ligaments attached to it. When injuries or irritation occur to the attached muscles or ligaments, it can create pain in the heel. This pain can lead to many

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19 Jun, 2020

Is The Room Spinning?

Have you ever had the sensation that the room was spinning and you didn’t just come off of a rollercoaster?  That sensation is called vertigo.  Vertigo can be classified as the room spinning or if you feel like you are spinning. Why does this happen? There are several causes of vertigo some of which are

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